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Goodyear aims to use rice husk byproduct in tires

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires, according to AP.

Goodyear's efforts to reduce the amount of rice husk ash entering the waste stream will be modest given that between 700 million and 800 million tons of rice is harvested each year. About 20 percent of a rice kernel is the inedible husk. Some larger rice mills have installed plants to burn husks to generate electricity, producing ash that is rich in silica.

 

Read the article from 28 September on SF Gates website

 


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